Puertorrican  Chicken Rice
1 whole chicken, cut into parts And seasoned

Season for the chicken
Salt And pepper to taste
2 tbsp of cumin
1/2 Cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp ground garlic cloves
2 tbsp garlic salt

Season the chicken And let it marinade for 15 to 20   minutes

Rice Ingredients:
1 Cup of small diced onions (yellow onions if possible)
1/2 Cup of small diced green peppers (Cuban cooking peppers if
1/2 Cup chopped cilantro
1/4 Cup of small diced red peppers
1 tbsp of chicken base (may substitute for 5 1/2 cups of chicken
2 tbsp capers
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp paprika
Salt And pepper to taste
3 tbsp cumin
4 cups of rice
    1. Heat the vegetable oil, brown the chicken on each side (your
    not cooking, just sealing the juices in). Take the chicken out of
    the pot And place in bowl.
    2. Remove 1/2 of the cooking oil. Add onion,peppers,cumin,
    paprika,cilantro, capers And season with salt And pepper (don't
    be afraid), cook for 2 minutes cleaning the bottom of the pan
    with your spoon. Taste the mixture And make sure its a little
    salty, you are gonna add a lot  of water.
    3. Add the rice And mix well, make sure all the rice gets that
    pretty yellow color.
    4. Add watter or stock enough to cover over 1/2 an inch over the
    rice, taste the water make sure it has good strong flavor, if not you
    may add more salt, pepper And cumin (try not to mix the rice after
    the watter is added). Add the chicken And make sure the rice is
    covered with water, if you need to add  more water or stock. Raise
    the temp to med hi.
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    5. When the rice soaks up all the water, lower the temperature to low, mix
    the rice And create a dome in the center on the pot, cover And cook
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Step 4
Step 3
Serve with beans, lettuce And tomato.
I know the presentation does not
appeal to a 5 star chef, but show this
to a Puertorrican And watch him
Arroz con pollo
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